Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The Great Longing
Genres: Pop, Rock
There s no expiration date on a good song. Gifted singer/songwriter — Phil Roy makes a bold but accurate statement when talking — about the art of songwriting. And he should know; throughout a — career spanning two decades, h... more »
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There s no expiration date on a good song. Gifted singer/songwriter
Phil Roy makes a bold but accurate statement when talking
about the art of songwriting. And he should know; throughout a
career spanning two decades, he has penned intimate, exquisitely
crafted songs about the human condition that have caught the attention
of fans, critics and fellow musicians alike.
In reviewing Roy's
2003 performance at Joe s Pub, Stephen Holden of the New York
Times wrote The music of Phil Roy accomplishes a delicate emotional
surgery that countless troubadours have tried but few have been able to
carry off. In the most direct language and without irony, [Roy] describes
personal experiences of love, loss and spiritual revelation with a naked
honesty untainted by narcissism.
That delicate emotional surgery is ever-present on THE GREAT
LONGING, Roy s third full-length release as a solo artist and
his major label debut-at the age of 48 which will be released May
20 on Decca Records. The new album reflects his joy in capturing
universal sentiments with honest words and inventive arrangements,
and is joined on the album by a stellar supporting cast that includes
vocalists Amos Lee ( Busy Thinking Bout Today ), Madeleine
Peyroux ( Exceptionally Ordinary ), and rising Philly star
Melody Gardot ( A Meditation... ).
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If you don't own this, you should.
Mj Tomaszewski Flick | Pittsburgh, PA | 05/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is a rare instance when you can find a CD that doesn't have a bad song. It is a rarer instance when you can find an artist that doesn't have a bad song. This is how I feel about Phil Roy.
I have been a fan from years. I have seen him in person. I have always looked forward to hearing him on the radio. I have made others fans of his.
This CD is no different. His characteristic voice. His use of a lyric. The transition between songs. It is the total package.
Highlights: "Exceptionally Ordinary" and "A Deeper Meaning"."